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How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

How many years does it take to go from normal to the end of menopause?

The perimenopause: The average age of menopause is 52. Menopause is defined as one year without periods. The perimenopause is the period of time from when your periods become less predictable until the actual onset of menopause. The perimenopause does not begin before the age of 35 and usually does not begin until after 45. Perimenopause is because of fewer eggs, menopause is from the lack of estrogen. ...Read more

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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Is it normal for menopause symptoms to last for 2 and a half years?

Hot flashes?: If by menopause symptoms you mean hot flashes, then yes, it is common for hot flashes to last more than 2 years. Some women have hot flashes for 10 years. But they should diminish over time. ...Read more

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My endometrium lining is 7.5mm. And I had menopause 4 years back? Is this normal?

My endometrium lining is 7.5mm. And I had menopause 4 years back? Is this normal?

A little thick: Individual cases must be evaluated by a doctor. In general we expect the endometrial lining to be less than 5 mm in a post menopausal woman. Your obgyn can determine based on your unique history if an endometrial biopsy or other evaluation is warranted or not. ...Read more

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Is this normal? I have a period after 2 years of menopause?

Is this normal? I have a period after 2 years of menopause?

No. See GYN: This is post menopausal bleeding which is not normal. It may be from endometrial polyp, hyperplasia, endometrial or cervcal cancer or fibroids. Please see a gyn dotor for appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, Is this normal?

My mother (55years) spotted bleeding after 15 years of menopause, Is this normal?

Menopause: If I read this correctly your mother had very early menopause at age 40. If has now begun to notice spotted bleeding for the first time she must see a gynecologist. Please let me know what your mother finds from the gynecologist. ...Read more

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I get periods every 3 weeks instead every 4weeks as before, 4the last few years now, is this normal? And is it a sign of menopause approachin, I am 38

I get periods every 3 weeks instead every 4weeks as before, 4the last few years now, is this normal? And is it a sign of menopause approachin, I am 38

21-35 days: It is normal to have a period every 21-35 days. There are many options to decrease menstrual bleeding and regulate your cycle. Birth control methods will help. Lysteda is a non hormonal medication. If you are done having children an endometrial ablation can be an option. ...Read more

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Is brown discharge years after menopause normal?

No: Brown discharge suggests light bleeding that is not normal years after menopause. You need a complete exam, possibly ultrasound and biopsy of the linning of the uterus. ...Read more

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I have pmdd and I take a ssri to minimize symptoms. Will I have to take ssri until I enter menopause? I'm 26 years old.

That is a: Possibility. At some point a trial can be done, tapering off medication to see if the sxs reappear. ...Read more

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I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain. Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years. I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications. My friends,

I've not experienced the symptom as my friends except weight gain. Is this normal? I've think been in menopause almost 4 years. I have gain considerable weight, but that may be a combination of menopause, stopping smoking, and medications. My friends,

Not sure of the?: You should resubmit in a shorter form. Weight gain is common after both menopause and stopping smoking (congrats!) but is usually 5-10 lbs. If you have gained considerable weight, this is not healthy for you, and diet and exercise should be the starting point. Many medications that cause weight gain may have alternatives that have less of that. Talk to your doctor about that and about weight loss. ...Read more

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Pre-menopausal 55/f taking tylenol4 for chronic pain for several years. Recently after I take the meds my systolic blood pressure goes up. Is this bad?

Pre-menopausal 55/f taking tylenol4 for chronic pain for several years. Recently after I take the meds my systolic blood pressure goes up. Is this bad?

See MD: Great that you're keeping track of your blood pressure. Suggest you see your primary care doctor who can evaluate recent blood pressure changes. Blood pressure can be elevated for many reasons. You'll feel better knowing why it's been elevated and what to do. ...Read more

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I stopped my pill after 12 1/2 years to try for a baby my last period was july 3rd im not pregnant though am I going through the menopause?

I stopped my pill after 12 1/2 years to try for a baby my last period was july 3rd im not pregnant though am I going through the menopause?

Different: It is different for every woman, some may be able to conceive immediately while others it will take longer. There is a possibility of menopause, I would have your regular doctor discuss this with you because your primary doctor knows more about your personal history and would be able to better answer any questions you may have :]. ...Read more

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I am in my lat 40s going through menopause. I haven't had a normal period in 2-3 years. I have bleeding come out only when I urinate. Lately the urine?

I am in my lat 40s going through menopause. I haven't had a normal period in 2-3 years. I have bleeding come out only when I urinate. Lately the urine?

Blood in urine: Bloody urine requires an evaluation. Your urine can be tested for infection. An exam should be done to confirm that the blood is coming from the bladder/urethra and not from the vagina. An Obgyn, Urologist or Urogynecologist is the best place to start the evaluation ...Read more

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I had the ovary pinching pain today and last month. I'm post menopause and have not had that pain in 3 years. Is that normal? I'm on HRT

I had the ovary pinching pain today and last month. I'm post menopause and have not had that pain in 3 years. Is that normal? I'm on HRT

Is it really ovary: This could be your ovary or something else. I would suggest an exam I would be happy to chat live with you Consult me Dr Douglas ...Read more

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I'm 5 years post menopause and my endometrial stripe measured 6.2 mm up from 3mm last year. My dr wants to do biopsy. Is it normal for increase postmen?

I'm 5 years post menopause and my endometrial stripe measured 6.2 mm up from 3mm last year. My dr wants to do biopsy. Is it normal for increase postmen?

No: What was the reason for the measurement of your endometrial stripe? Are you having bleeding also? A normal endometrial stripe in postmenopausal woman is 4mm or below. It would not be wrong to do a biopsy given the change but I would not routinely check your endometrial stripe thickness without bleeding or other risk factors ...Read more

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Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

Is it normal to have light brown discharge after menopause? It's been 4 years since my last period

No.: Any bleeding after menopause needs to be evaluated. Postmenopausal bleeding can be an early sign of uterine cancer. It is not likely that it is cancer but the only way to be sure is to see your doctor. Typically you will have a pelvic ultrasound and maybe a biopsy of the inside of the uterus. I would not ignore any bleeding after menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more